Château La Tour Carnet

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Château La Tour Carnet is a Bordeaux wine estate in the appellation Haut-Médoc. The wine produced here was classified as one of ten Quatrièmes Crus (Fourth Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855,[1] at the time known by the name of Carnet.[2]

History[edit]

The estate has origins in the early Middle Ages, though the details are largely unknown,[3] but takes its name from Jean Caranet or Carnet, an heir of Jean de Foix who is believed responsible for having built the château tower.[4]

The estate is since 1999 owned by Bernard Magrez.[3][5]

Production[edit]

Château La Tour Carnet extends 126 hectares (310 acres), of which 73 ha (180 acres) are under vine, planted with 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot of red grape varieties, as well as white grape varieties of which there is a distribution of 45% Sauvignon blanc, 15% Sauvignon gris and 30% Sémillon.

There is typically produced 15,000 cases (1,300 hL) annually of the grand vin Château La Tour Carnet. A second wine is produced under the label Les Douves du Chateau La Tour Carnet, with an annual production of 9,000 cases (810 hL).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacNeil, Karen (2001). The Wine Bible, Workman Publishing, pp. 885, ISBN 1-56305-434-5
  2. ^ Stevenson, Tom (2005). The Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia (4th ed.). London: Dorling Kindersley. pp. xx. ISBN 0-7566-1324-8. 
  3. ^ a b c Kissack, Chris, thewinedoctor.com. "Chateau La Tour Carnet". 
  4. ^ Peppercorn, David (2003). Bordeaux. London: Mitchell Beazley. pp. xx. ISBN 1-84000-927-6. 
  5. ^ Suckling, James, Wine Spectator (March 31, 2007). "50 Best Bordeaux under $50", p. 86

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